Synonyms for jettison

Grammar : Verb
Spell : jet-uh-suh n, -zuh n
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdʒɛt ə sən, -zən

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Définition of jettison

Origin :
  • 1848, from jettison (n.) "act of throwing overboard" to lighten a ship. This noun was an 18c. Marine Insurance writers' restoration of the earlier form and original sense of the 15c. word that had become jetsam, probably because jetsam had taken on a sense of "things cast overboard" and an unambiguous word was needed for "act of throwing overboard."
  • Middle English jetteson (n.) "act of throwing overboard" is from Anglo-French getteson, from Old French getaison "act of throwing (goods overboard)," especially to lighten a ship in distress, from Late Latin iactionem (nominative iactatio) "act of throwing," noun of action from past participle stem of iectare "toss about" (see jet (v.)). Related: Jettisoned.
  • verb eject; throw overboard
Example sentences :
  • They might have defeated their own purpose by making him jettison his contraband!
  • Extract from : « Smugglers' Reef » by John Blaine
  • If it came to the worst, he thought, he could jettison his pack.
  • Extract from : « The Silent Readers » by William D. Lewis
  • So its cheapest to jettison haythanks for that new word, Ed.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Flatboats » by George Cary Eggleston
  • No occasion to jettison any of our cargo yet, however useless it may be.
  • Extract from : « The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer » by Richard Clynton
  • What the country then needed was a jettison of compromises, and a resolution of doubts.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Lyman Trumbull » by Horace White
  • This was the business acquaintance of Prince Bukaty's, who had come to speak of jettison.
  • Extract from : « The Vultures » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • "Yes, and to jettison other people's heavy luggage first," said Morewood.
  • Extract from : « Quisant » by Anthony Hope
  • If we start in to jettison cargo, it means I'm a ruined man.
  • Extract from : « A Master of Fortune » by Cutcliffe Hyne
  • You will not come to me when all is over and ask me to jettison the jacket?
  • Extract from : « Right Ho, Jeeves » by P. G. Wodehouse
  • But Jettison gave no help, and Mitchington fell back on himself.
  • Extract from : « The Paradise Mystery » by J. S. Fletcher

Antonyms for jettison

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